Tewksbury Youth Football
Week Seven Results
Youth Division Recaps (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade)
Tewksbury Youth Division Blue – Tewksbury Red
The Tewksbury Blue team entered its rival game against Tewksbury Red with one goal in mind. This week’s coaching goal was to operate as a team “People who work together will win”. The players responded with their most complete game of the season. Quarterback Dan Fleming responded with 3 touchdown runs and a solid effort on Defense. However, the real story of the game was the “rest of the team”. Running backs Kole Kimtis and Maximus Mattuchio continued to excel between the tackles as they achieved positive yards running up the middle. QB Nick Digglorio added another TD run with Ryan Fleming adding the run for the 2 point conversion. RB Kimtis added another 2 point conversion. Center Noah Lehouillier anchored the offensive line with his 3rd straight game of no fumbled snaps with the QB exchange. Slot Back Cam Kearney provided backside protection to the QB as well as an offensive receiving threat downfield. On the defense for the Blue, Aaron Connelly led all tacklers with 11 total tackles, which included 4 for losses. Defensive End Sean Lane had a spectacular afternoon with 2 tackles for losses as he closed off the end game for the opponents. Defensive Linemen Jared Woodman, Ryan Benchater, and Nathan Cyr combined for 9 tackles in closing down the inside run game. Cornerbacks Nicholas Tracy and Safety Digglorio had TD saving tackles. Linebackers Ken Ryder and Evan Manuel had outstanding game in run stoppage but also added to the pass defense as both disrupted passing plays. Alex Dellorusso played 5 different defensive positions and pitched in 4 tackles. Defensive Lineman Brady McHugh again was staunch in 7 tackles, including 2 for a loss scoring the victory for blue.
Junior Division “Varsity” (5th & 6th Grade)
Winnacunnet 38 Tewksbury Blue Varsity 22
Tewksbury Blue Pride wrapped up its regular season on the wrong end of a 38-22 shootout in Winnacunnet. After falling behind 6-0, the Blue Pride battled back to take a 8-6 lead on a 30 yard TD reception by Jake Kaiser from Nolan Timmons and a Tyler Keough 2-pt conversion. In what would become a common theme, Blue Pride would fall victim to big plays aided by poor tackling on both special teams and defense and when the dust settled, Winnacunnet took a 22-8 lead into the break. Tewksbury immediately answered back on the first drive of the second half as they would capitalize on an all Iannacci drive with Nicky finding room around left end for 15 yards and Anthony ripping it up the middle for the final 28 yards with the conversion added for good measure to pull within 6 points. Both runs were made possible by the work of the offensive line with Kyle Scrooc, Anthony DeSisto, Mike Woodford, Asa Deroche, Lexcia St. Cyr, Pat Letourneau and Anthony Diminico leading the way. But the big play would come back to bite the Blue Pride yet again as Winnacunnett returned the ensuing kickoff to regain their 14 point lead. Tewksbury would not be able to get any closer but did did add one final score on a 15 yard highlight reel TD catch by Billy Chase from Evan Mantel. On the defensive side of the ball, Matt Houghton, Brodie Tirrell, Jack O'Neill, Pat Fleming and Jared Doyle turned in a solid effort but too many big plays led to Blue Pride's demise on this day. The loss leaves Tewksbury with a 4-3 record which was good enough to secure the 4th seed in the playoffs.
Tewksbury Red Pride Junior Division 38 Sanborn 0
The A team earned their seventh win without a loss on the year this time besting the Sanborn Indian’s 38-0 and head into the playoffs with home field advantage. The A team saw a balanced attack with four different Red Pride players scoring touch downs and never letting the Indians catch their breath. If not for the aggressive blocking by the starting offensive line of Santino Garofalo, Anthony Op, Ryan Day, Antonio Capelo and Robert Kimtas none of this offensive success would be possible. Opening the scoring was Richie Markwarth rushing in from 20 yards out. Tommy Bradley connected with Paul Manzi for the 2-point conversion. It did not take long for the Red to strike again this time Shane Aylward slashed in to the endzone from 11 yards, PAT failed. Prior to the half the speedy Aidan Doherty took a handoff, followed his blocks and broke loose for a 37 yard TD. Bradley and Manzi connected again for the conversion. Wholesale changes made to the offensive at the half did little to slowing the scoring attack. In the third, Doherty broke another long run, this time for 70 yards. Doherty also added the PAT. The last points of the day came from quarterback Matt Rosemond who avoided the Sanborn defense for 33 yards and a touchdown, his first of the season. Doherty added to his points on the day (16 in total) with another PAT conversion. For the second week in a row the Red Pride Defense did not allow a point. The tenacious team effort had numerous highlights. Finding a way to disrupt the Saborn backfield play after play was Antonio Capelo, Gauge Dobson and Robert Kimtas from the defensive line. Sure tacklers Matt Rosemond, Santino Garofalo and Owen Gilligan swarmed to the ball. Shane Aylward who defended the middle with force created an early turnover when pierced the Indian O Line and took the handoff right from the Sanborn Quarterback. Other defensive contributors were Ryan Day, Ryan Briley and Jacob Bragg.
Junior Division “Junior Varsity”
Tewksbury Red Pride Junior Division Junior Varsity 12 Sanborn 0
The Red Pride B team locked horns with a formable foe in Sanborn. The two squads battled for three scoreless quarters. The Red threatened several times but it was not until the first play of the final quarter did there break the tie and scored from 30 yards out on a Will McKay run behind the blocking of Kyle Darrigo. PAT failed. The Pride turned to the arm of quarterback Mark Bradley, who threw for over 70 yards on the day. After a Bradley to Darrigo pass and run for 30 yards McKay went to work again. This time the talented runner darted left for 25 yards. McKay ended his day with 125 yards rushing on 12 carries and 2 touchdowns. This is a credit to the much improved B offensive line of Lucus Tryder, Kyle McHugh, Gavin Thomasset, Ben Svendsen and Cameron Cimmino. The improving B defense posted it’s first shutout of the year. Defensive linemen Aidan Leffler, Colin Bozek and Joe DeLucia all were impressive on the afternoon. Defensive ends Mark Bradley and Ben Svendsen turn all sweep attempts back to the teeth of the linebacking core. A core lead by Kyle McHugh, Kyle Darrigo, Sean Fahey. Also contributing to blanking Sanborn was Zach Bradley, Ethan Exilhomme and Kyle Breen.